It seems as if I have literally blinked and our precious boy has gone from that tiny baby we just brought home from the hospital, to this full-of-life four year old, who brings more joy to our lives than we ever could have imagined. Four years just seems so hard to believe, and I am constantly questioning… “where did the time go?”
What an incredible gift our family was given with this precious child and what a joy it is to be his mother and call him my son. God is SO good and I am reminded of this every single time I look into these sweet eyes… even during those more “difficult” moments.
I normally try to do Luke’s milestone pictures right around his birthday. This year, however, our Disney trip, Thanksgiving, and of course a baby brother on-the-way, has slowed me down some… but I’m proud to say that the two of us managed to make it out to one of my favorite spots late last week and capture my guy in all of his four-year-old glory. One more thing checked off that to-do list before we welcome our family’s new addition!
Happy four years to my chatty, loving, inquisitive, big-hearted, full-of-energy child… I am blessed beyond words to be your mommy and so excited to see you become a big brother VERY soon!
Now, just do me a favor and take the next four years a little slower! I’m almost afraid to blink!
Last but not least, I had to share one of my favorites from our trip… and it’s even more special to me as it was taken on his actual birthday. If you ever have a chance to bring your child to Disney on their birthday, DO IT. It was such a special treat and everyone from the people working the rides, to the waiters, and even the characters riding in the parade floats that passed us by would yell out “Happy Birthday” to him… makes for a very special day for you and your little one.
Luke, November 18, 2011, waiting to eat breakfast with Mickey and friends